Thursday, October 25, 2012

Toca Tailor!

Of course, immediately after I said I would do more non-iPad first post is about apps; but, I had to!   Toca Boca, a wildly popular developer, released Toca Tailor today!  It is....AwEsOMe!  As you can imagine, it has the normal Toca Boca qualities:
--super cute graphics,
--flawless, smooth operation,

--awesome application to therapy and social skills,
--and of course, it is, super fun!

I think my near-3 year old daughter just might be in love!

What is it about?
--Pick a character (4 choices)
--Try different clothing shapes/styles, select a style (shirt, pants)
--Go to the 'Tailor' box (bottom left corner, with thread/spool icon)
--Choose your fabric! Just an FYI, you can do several pieces of fabric on one selection, you can resize and put the fabric on an angle just by using different pinching/sliding techniques
--Make your own fabric using the camera option!!!  This would be so much fun to have a matching outfit to the student's!
--Add embellishments: buttons, jewels, bows, feathers, stitching, zippers (again, you can move them to go up/down or left/right)
--Do all of these options for the pants and top!
--Now watch your outfit appear on your character!
--Add some fun features from the box (bottom right corner, hat/glasses icon), such as: scarf, hats, leis, earrings, glasses, shoes, etc.
--Take a picture of your person! Either with the camera icon in the top right corner, or the green scenery icon directly below...this icon allows you to use YOUR background and imposes the character in the room!
 **I don't feel that this app is geared too heavily towards girls.  There are boy and animal characters, plus the ability to make the fabric/material more masculine. I know that my 5-year old son will love this app just as much as my daughter!

Speech/Language Application
--Articulation: Allow the student to choose an item after several productions of their targeted sound.  Have the student say sentences about their character's outfit, try to address the targeted sound in sentences and spontaneous speech!

--Language: Very similar to my other posts about Toca Apps...the possibilities are endless!
  • Role Play
  • Non-verbal Communication: take turns in a group selecting items using non-verbal communication instead of words!
  • Description: have the student use adjectives and describing words for each item, i.e. "a fabulous pink scarf", etc.  Have the student formulate sentences.
  • Sequencing: have the student formulate sentences in sequential order about HOW they made the clothes for their character
  • Reasoning: have the student explain why they chose certain items and why they did NOT choose other items.
  • PLUS tons of other goals that I haven't even thought of it!
 Here are some screen shots from the iTunes store!



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